FDA Forms Drug Shortages Task Force

The task force is charged with identifying the reasons why some shortages remain a persistent challenge and to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these shortages.

from PharmTech.com

In response to urging from lawmakers, FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, announced formation of a new drug shortages task force and efforts to advance long-term solutions to prevent shortages. Despite a decline in drug shortages since 2011 due to efforts by FDA, industry, and other groups, shortages continue, and more must be done, said Gottlieb in a statement.

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